5EyesForest Garden ProjectImproving everything a little
A forest garden
A forest garden is an efficient way to grow food and a potential food security solution.
As such, a forest garden incorporates seven or more layers of a productive food forest (seven levels of edible garden). This forest garden (or food forest) is said to be the most sustainable way to grow an organic farm or garden.
A food forest is diverse. The plants interact and support each other, effectively becoming a superorganism (like a beehive). What falls stays and there is little maintenance once it is established. Have a look at some inspiring stories on food forests here
Squiz the future of sustainable food production here
Sponsoring a tree creates greater bio diversity and more habitats for animals and insects to spin the web of life.
Reduce your footprint
Your tree will help to off-set your carbon footprint and reduce green house gasses in the atmosphere.
By sponsoring a tree you are enabling small hold farmers to convert to forest gardens creating many benefits.
Converting farms to forest gardens strengthens food security, enhances productivity, restores & rehabilitates land.
Connect with nature by sponsoring your own tree
The trees we have up for adoption are all productive fruit trees 100% organically grown and tended. You can sponsor a tree, part own a tree or own a tree outright. You have full visiting rights both virtual and physical.
Adopt a tree
For the cost of around a coffee each month you can be part of a small revolution to transform existing small holder lots from mono crop to diverse and more productive sustainable food security for the future.
With your help, we can help local small hold farmers to establishing food forests – starting with the model we are creating at 5EyesFarm.
By adopting a tree you are helping 5EyesFarm build a series of model forest gardens. The sourcing of good plant stock, the preparation and labour and maintenance and care are all covered. These examples will be used to educate local farmers in the region as we assist them to establish food security on their own small hold lots.
How you can benifit
We believe that the partnership needs to be genuine and the adopt a tree needs to be transparent and connected. We invite you to visit either in person or virtually (see below). Once you name your tree/s you will receive a photo, an updated map and every so often a newsletter with a progress photo of your tree. You will also be listed as part of the regenerative forest garden family at 5EyesFarm.
By sponsoring a tree you are taking environmental action along with social action. Your sponsorship makes a real difference. As you will see in the updates and as the story unfolds this is a wonderful investment. Please consider gifting a sponsorship to a loved one or friend or share!
5EyesFarm Forest Garden has approximately 80 sapling fruit trees planted and starting to grow well. The plan is to create a forest garden on the whole farm. This is the last of a three-phase plan that has seen us rejuvenate and restore the soil and water, establish systems and integration and now this will culminate in a much-needed forest garden.
The whole farm will integrate this way and the cross benefits are countless. This is a perfect model for Green-Ed – and for social development in the local region.
Research shows that by combining the principles of permaculture, the methods of Natural farming and integrating the systems of the farm we can create the best of all worlds.
The adopt a tree program helps to sponsor this project so we can showcase a forest garden and inspire a rising generation with far more productive and secure use of their valuable lands.
Join us by adopting a tree/s and watching them grow, watching the story unfold and having a small part to play in the bigger story of transforming the lives of those who have so little. A little bit goes a long way so our average price for sponsorship is set to the price of a cup of coffee a month…
“Our school loved naming the trees we have adopted in the partner subscription. We look forward to the updates and we are learning about organic gardening this term, inspired by the Forest Garden project. ” LMS
“What a privilege to sponsor a tree at 5EyesFarm’s Forest Garden Project. I am off-setting my carbon foot-print in the confidence of an ethical process that I can follow and literally see grow from my flat in London. ” David
“Thank you to the Forest Garden Project for our tree. We love it! We have been tracking its growth and we would like to donate the produce to the community development initiatives you are doing ” McNeil family.
I have called my Avacado tree “Toasty” and I think it is a very sweet idea that I have been gifted a tree. Viki W.R
Visit your tree
Visit your tree/s
Please come and visit your tree/s you will be most welcome. See our visiting page for bookings.
We have accommodation and facilities for up to 10 visitors to stay with us. It is a wonderful experience. Come and visit your tree/s and learn organics. See our visiting page for more
If you cannot visit us and see your tree in the flesh why not make a time to visit us virtually! See your tree and some of the farm and engage with us on WA or Messenger.
See our visiting page for options.